Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hi. We exist. - XOXO Pro-Life Women

(Original graphic on FB here.)

Pro-choice feminist groups continually insist you can't be feminist and "anti-choice." Netflix' recent "Reversing Roe" documentary cut tons of footage of pro-life women and showcased almost exclusively men for the anti-abortion side. The incessant "war on women" trope leaves casual observers believing this is a strongly gendered debate, with women fiercely defending abortion and men trying to control women’s bodies. It's all a lie.

Roughly half of American women are against abortion whether you look at the issue by labels (“pro-life" vs "pro-choice") or by views on abortion legality. Tens of millions of American women are against abortion. We are a HUGE demographic, and this fact has been true for decades.

Make no mistake: we aren’t being overlooked because we’ve been sitting quietly in the background. Women lead many of the major pro-life organizations and speak out on the issue regularly. There are countless female pro-life leaders in addition to the women pictured above, such as Carol Tobias of National Right to Life​, Lila Rose of Live Action​, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America​, Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List​, Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None​, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life​. Nellie Gray founded the March for Life​, which has consistently been the largest pro-life event and largest annual political march for years. We sure would appreciate it if the pro-choice side and the media would stop trying so hard to pretend we don’t exist for the sake of a narrative. We are RIGHT. HERE.

Women in graphic, starting at the top left and moving clockwise:

Maricela Lupercio, Latinos For Life
Eva Muntean (right), Walk for Life West Coast
Christina Bennett, ABC Women's Center
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, New Wave Feminists
Aimee Murphy, Rehumanize International
Catherine Foster, Americans United For Life
Monica Snyder, Secular Pro-Life
Kristen Day, Democrats for Life
Albany Rose, Post-Abortive Pro-Life
Cessilye Smith, Abide Women's Health
Kelsey Hazzard, Secular Pro-Life
Terrisa Bukovinac, Pro-Life San Francisco

Further Reading:

The "Anti-Choice War On Women"
7 things pro-lifers wish our pro-choice friends understood about us.
Can I Be A Feminist Too?
An Interview with New Wave Feminists
When did feminists abort the pro-life position?

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